we are very proud to introduce the next release out of madtech records, this time it is in the shape of the new single from krystal klear >more attention<. this stellar track is accompanied by the equally excellent b-side >my love is burning<. both tracks are reminiscent of late 80s / early 90s sounds using samples to resuscitate the ghosts of past genres with a firm current house beat snapping it back to a contemporary cutting edge house sound. krystal klears nostalgic sound is created in a sea of synthesisers, hooks, drum machines and samples that are weighted by present-day bass licked house beats.
rising british artist alexis raphael has come a long way over the past few years since initially stepping onto the scene via jamies jones hot creations in 2011, since then raphael s name has graced the catalogue of leftroom, culprit, lower east, moda black and of course madtech where he returns to here. with such an impressive list of affiliations and an already noteworthy back catalogue under his belt, alexis is undoubtedly a driving force in the world of contemporary house music out of the uk.
12 inch vinyl in full picture sleeve shrinkwrapped with sticker. the madtech imprint has been running since 2012 and can boast material from the likes of citizen, south london ordnance, applebottom and josh butler across its catalogue, here its a&r prowess is once again on radiant display as the label continues its compilation series following the success of madtech 01. this time round the imprint delivers a weighty collection of hard-hitting house cuts with madtech 02 - ibiza ahead of the impending ibiza season. the compilation welcomes some driving forces in house music at present with the likes of josh butler, alexis raphael, and features rising talents human life, bontan, fabricio pecanha and luvstuff
no artificial colours have been busy. the south east london duo lewis wright and ryan ellis have been name checked by everyone from maya jane coles and jamie jones to cyril hahn and paul woolford and legends such as kerri chandler. following their recent smash for pmr *reach for me* (feat. alex mills) no artificial colours are back with a late night ep for kerri chandlers madtech records.
the menace ep sums up everything that is exciting about the no artificial colours sound: raw, soulful, rooted in classic garage and house, big room party vibes with underground cool, it is no surprise to see the pair have been highly lauded by the likes of pitchfork, vice, i-d and fact of late.
hot off the back of a single on moda black, and a remix of romanthony on glasgow underground. british duo mia dora, drop *you in the future* via kerri chandlers madtech imprint on transparent, copper coloured vinyl.
citizen kicked off madtechs debut around this time last year and continues a strong, soulful, hypnotic house campaign through the near future. mark it here, folks - this is forward-thinking music for 2013 and an incredible trio of tracks thatll be infesting an underground dance party near you. pressed on red vinyl !
lakosa & io are third to grace the madtech roster with their dancefloor banger home early, which features remixes by west norwood cassette library and the 17 year old exceptionally talented experimental grime producer pedro 123. home early is a punchy house track weighted by bass and marching with the suave speed of 4/4 house. its sultry vocals and samples tease the determined beat that drops in and out developing a bold breakdown. the track sits nicely between house and uk bass, giving it the flexibility to sit within an array of styles in future sets and mixes. west norwood cassette librarys remix gives the original a disco tinge with the use of strings and vintage sounding samples. the vocal is scrunched and ricochets neatly off the carefully placed beats and samples. the pedro 123 remix gives the original a smack of grime and a refreshing sound. pedro stretches the vocal into a smooth echo that drifts over the top of his clipped punching bass line. a grime-tinged wobble and a bassy beat resonates beneath pedros impeccable percussive production.
rome is the new four-track ep from 22-year-old electronic producer kashii. his style resonates twangs of many current genres including uk bass, house, tech-house and garage. currently signed to southern fried, kashii is releasing an exclusive ep with madtech, with remixes from up-and-coming producers south london ordnance and lakosa.